The 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood Horse which was originally named Charlie by his first owners is now set to be known as Prince, in a tribute to the Queen’s late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip, who passed away at the beginning of April.
The horse, has officially joined Northumbria Police’s Mounted Section after successfully completing a rigorous suitability programme.
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Prince’s name was chosen by The Earl of Durham, whose land the brand new Northumbria Police Stables resides on at Lambton Park, near to Chester-le-Street.
Prince will now join his four-legged colleagues Pluto, Perth, Penelope, Patronus, Potter, Parker and Presley in the Mounted Section where he will play a role in keeping the public safe.